I remember when we’d go milk the cows on my grandparents farms, and we’d bring the milk buckets back to the house. The cream would then be skimmed off the top and put into bowls mixed with cinnamon and sugar for an awesome treat...!!!!!We were pretty poor and rice was a staple in our house. My mom would cook a pot every night for dinner, and then the next morning she'd heat it up and we'd eat it like cereal. So yes, close relative to rice pudding in taste, but more like cereal. Rice pudding is creamy and sticky.